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FAQ: Covenants

What are covenants? Where would I be able to find these for my property?

Covenants are a type of contract that impose restrictions on what may be done to a piece of property (negative covenant) or require a certain continuing action (affirmative covenant). Covenants are included within the title and run with the land, i.e. they will remain regardless of any change in the ownership.

The City doesn’t maintain a list or record of covenants. The developer or person you are buying from should have the copy of which covenants are in effect. It should also be included within the title opinion.